In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30.3 million
Americans — 9.4 percent of the U.S. population — have diabetes, and another 84.1 million have prediabetes. These statistics are striking because of the serious short- and
long-term health implications. Currently, there is no cure for diabetes; therefore, it is important to obtain accurate information about the disease and learn the key steps to
maintain the best possible health. This program covers the basics of diabetes and explains common types, risk factors, and testing, as well as reviews lifestyle tips which can
prevent and/or delay the onset of the disease.